Dog Seat Belts
Abstract: A dog seat-belt needs to be a HARNESS, needs to attach to an immovable unbreakable part of the car; like the seat back or the existing seat-belt infrastructure.
So the times have changed. But not necessarily for the better.
Dog seat belts have evolved – from a harness that simply allowed you to slip the seat belt through the harness strap, to a lead that goes around the back seat’s head rest – ostensibly to hook to a harness but some people (bad idea!) hook that lead to their collar! Obviously if you attach a strap or lead to the car AND to the dog’s collar, the “pull” in an accident would be on the dog’s NECK, not the body. That’s why a harness is essential. And then lately, the invention of a strap or lead that actually clicks into the seat belt clicker. (Uber cool)
The ones that click into the seat belt clicker are useless in the front seat because of where that clicks in, the dog can slam into the dashboard, still. But in the back seat, seat-belt-clickable straps can hold the dog back. Nicely. It’s pictured at left.
On the back seat, seat-belt-clickable straps can hold the dog back. Nicely. It’s pictured at left.
If your dog already HAS a harness, you might like to buy JUST the clickable/seatbelt leader. Seen at left. Just make sure your dog’s harness is pretty sturdy and that where you attach this lead to the harness is tough.